Sunday 02/24/2013, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Creative Crochet Lace Shawl with Myra Wood
Crochet lace is easier than you think! If you can chain, single and double crochet, you can create incredible lacework in different directions without any patterns! Apply the basic logic of crochet lace as you create lace patterning for a beautiful triangular shawl. Learn to read crochet charts and make your own.
Note: Must know basic crochet stitches.
If swatching only, 75-100 yds of smooth #2 (fingering weight) yarn in any light to medium color, any fiber (no novelties). 100% cotton or Merino wool is suggested, (if you want to continue and finish a small shawlette after class- 300-500 yds) size F, G and H crochet hooks, 3 removable stitch markers (2 one color, one a different color).
Abbreviations: ch- chain, dc-double crochet, sl st-slip stitch, sp-space.
Using F hook and fingering weight yarn for shawl, ch 6 and sl st to join in ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 10 [counts as dc, ch 7], (dc in ring, ch 3, dc in ring, ch 7) 2 times, dc in ring, ch 3, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch. (three - ch 3 and three - ch 7 spaces)
Rnd 2: Sl st into ch 7 sp, ch 3 [counts as dc], (3 dc, ch 7, 4 dc) in same sp, *3 dc in next ch 3 sp, (4 dc, ch 7, 4dc) in next ch 7 sp. Repeat from * 1 time, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch to join.
Place a removable marker in each ch 7 corner. (2 of 1 color, 1 of another.)